• Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue

  • The Poor Relation, Book 5
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,034 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Owing to an unfortunate wager made by Sir Philip, the poor relations are once again scrounging around for a plan for solvency. This time it is Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue. After happening on Sir Randolph’s lovely daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his bill for six month’s stay and to save Frederica from her fate. The clever plan is thwarted when Lord Bewley shows up at the drop point instead of Sir Randolph. The poor relations must make a deal with Lord Bewley in order to get their money and stay out of jail, an arrangement that turns cases of mistaken identity into cases of romance.

The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency from Marion Chesney.

©1994 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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Love this series!

Such an easy listen. No brainer, fun romp. Predictable, with a bunch of laughs. I wish Masterpiece would scoop this up, and create a wonderful fun series. Each book, could be season.

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The best thus far

Oh, I have grown to love these characters and this series. The next book looks very promising and I can't wait to get to it......woohoo!

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A Fun Afternoon

This series is a lighthearted way to while away an afternoon. Each book takes roughly 4 hours to complete. Which is perfect for my schedule. I am sad to see I only have one book left... I have gotten to love these odd characters.

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Loving this series

I have now read the fifth book out of the 6-part series and am looking forward to the 6th with mixed emotions. On one hand I look forward to finding out how Ms Beaton ends the series, however sad that now this run is over.
I recommend these books to someone who enjoys light regency romantic stories, with a sense of humour. These are well-written with interesting historic details and a flavour of what it might be like to have lived in those times.
The narrator is out-standing.

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Really hard to get over the fact...

...that one of the romantic leads would have sexually assaulted his love interest had he known she was a servant. The other male lead's inner monologue was incredibly sexist too, although not to the level of sexual assault, so...
Disappointing that the author chose to include those few lines, much less like it was nothing at all. Really ruined the story.

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An improvement

This book redeems the series a bit over Book 4. However, it is highly predictable. Most likely, the way you hope the story will work out is exactly how it will work out. If you’re looking for a low-stress read, this will satisfy you.

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Davina Porter is devine.

I have long loved MC Beaton but it is Davina Porter who truly brings this novels to life.
Brava ladies.

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another good title in this series

this series is much better than I had expected. but MC Beaton is a master.

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Well written and performed

I love the author, story and narration. The whole series is delightful and excellent performance.

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Dependably a joy to listen to ✨🥂

This series is perfect when you need a little pick me up. It isn't complicated. It's cute. It's humorous. It doesn't take itself seriously. I love it.